2021 Article Index


Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 63, 2021
Orange County Lawyer Magazine


For your reference, the following is an index of Features, Columns, and Photos appearing in calendar year 2021. You may view selected features and columns by visiting https://www.ocbar.org/Publications/FeaturedArticles.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Pay Now or Pay Later: A Mediation Story, by Michael G. Balmages, July p.42

Attorney Wellness and Quality of Life

  • Out of Office: Detecting Burnout in the Dog Days of Summer, by Alexa P. Stephenson, Sept. p.46
  • Out of Office: How Yoga Made Me a Better Lawyer, by Andra B. Greene, June p.42
  • The Importance of Connection for Well-Being, by Diane C. Bass, Dec. p.28

Business Litigation

  • Alter Ego Piercing, the Mists of Metaphor: Empirical Studies Have Some Surprising Results on Its Frequency in Litigated Cases and Which Factors Predominate When It Does Occur, by William M. Hensley, Jan. p.30
  • Business Litigation During a Global Pandemic: Covid Coverage Lawsuits and Force Majeure Disputes, by Geoffrey T. Stover, Apr. p.30
  • Economic Damages in Times of Uncertainty, by Jacqueline Smart, March p.38

Constitutional Law

  • Cover: Social Media Companies Should Not Control the National Debate, by Chris Arledge, July p.20
  • Cover: The First Amendment Limits State Actors—Not Private Companies, by Michael I. Katz, July p.24

Criminal Law

  • Restorative Justice: Let’s Go With What Works!, by the Honorable James P. Gray (Ret.), Nov. p.24

Data Privacy

  • Cybersecurity Concerns for 2021, by Michael K. Lindsey, Feb. p.34
  • Will the Courts Treat Foreign Data Privacy Laws as Fact or Farce in U.S. Contracts?, by Amira Bucklin and Lily Li, May p.40

Environmental Law

  • Environmental Parity and Outdoor Equity, by Kimberly L. Bick, Apr. p.36

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • Ethically Speaking: 2020 Ethics Year in Review, by Members of the OCBA Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Jan. p.45
  • Ethically Speaking: “Are You My Lawyer?”: (More) Lessons From Theranos: Attorney-Client Privilege Considerations in the Corporate Context, by Todd W. Smith, Oct. p.50
  • Ethically Speaking: Be Careful Whom You Choose as a Nontestifying Expert, by Robert M. Dato, July p.51
  • Ethically Speaking: Ethical Issues Arising From Interviews With Prospective Clients, by Paul A. Stewart, Feb. p.47
  • Ethically Speaking: Ethical Ways of Responding to Online Postings, by Carole J. Buckner, Apr. p.46
  • Ethically Speaking: Marketing Mishap: Recording Initial Client Calls to Maximize Return on Investment, by Nicole Nuzzo, Dec. p.51
  • Ethically Speaking: Navigating Fees and Retainers: A Sea of Change, by Robert K. Sall, May p.50
  • Ethically Speaking: Navigating the Ethics of Evidence Gathering, by Fred L. Wilks, Sept. p.50
  • Ethically Speaking: Remote Work and the Unauthorized Practice of Law in California, by Honieh O. H. Udenka, June p.47
  • Ethically Speaking: The Buck Stops Here: Oversight Obligations as to Subordinate Attorneys and Non-Attorney Employees, by Jason Moberly Caruso, March p.51
  • Ethically Speaking: The Ethics of Lawyer Threats, by Jeremy G. Suiter, Nov. p.50
  • Ethically Speaking: Vetting Vendors: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty, by Kristin L. Yokomoto, Aug. p.46

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • 2020 Racial Justice Legislative Review: The Limits of the Outrage Surrounding George Floyd, by Casey R. Johnson and Michael A. Gregg, Feb. p.26
  • Anti-Asian Hate Is Not a New Phenomenon, by the Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura and the Honorable Deborah C. Servino, Sept. p.36
  • Anti-Asian Violence in Orange County: A Historical Perspective, by the Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura and the Honorable Deborah C. Servino, Oct. p.28
  • California Racial Justice Legislation Update 2021, by Casey R. Johnson and Michael A. Gregg, Sept. p.38
  • Meet the New Orange County Association of Affinity Judicial Officers, by the Honorable Karen L. Robinson and the Honorable Elizabeth G. Macias, May p.38
  • Ten Years After Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, by Caitlin R. Emmons, Oct. p.40
  • The California Judges Association: Promoting Judicial Excellence to Achieve Equal Justice, Now More Than Ever, by the Honorable Thomas A. Delaney, Feb. p.22
  • The Power of Being Understood: Producing the Next Generation of Multi- Lingual Attorneys, by Oscar D. Teran, May p.44

Family Law

  • Family Law Corner: Discovery in the Age of Bitcoin, by Sandra M. Radna, Dec. p.44
  • Family Law Corner: Domestic Violence Now: The Law and Practice, by Carrie E. Foglesong, June p.38
  • Family Law Corner: Why California Is an Equality Leader With S.B. 495, by Samantha L. Weissman, July p.44

Health Care Law

  • Survivability of the Affordable Care Act to Advance Health Equity Reform for Communities of Color, by An Thien (Andy) Tran, March p.33


  • The Housing Crisis in Orange County: A 2021 Update, by Brooke A. Weitzman and Courtney Echols, July p.36
  • The Musick “Mental Health Jail” Expansion in Irvine: Orange County’s Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement Response, by Sarah Kahn and Brooke A Weitzman, Feb. p.30

Humor and the Law

  • A Criminal Waste of Space: A Twenty- First Century Allegory, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, June p.51
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Job-Seeking, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Dec. p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Mining With Chickens, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Apr. p.51
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: My Job, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Jan. p.51
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Naming Rights . . . and Wrongs, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Aug. p.51
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Still Another Modest Proposal, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Feb. p.51
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Still Another Modest Proposal, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Oct. p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Thank You, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, March p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Third Rock From the Sun, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, May p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Unforgettable, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Sept. p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Unintended Consequences. And Buffalo., by Justice William W. Bedsworth, July p.55
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Yet Another Modest Proposal, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Nov. p.55
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Backseat Drivers, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Dec. p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Bottom Feeders, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Nov. p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Chasing Grace, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Oct. p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Cut and Paste, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Honor Bound, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.45
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: It’s Witchcraft, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Apr. p.45
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: LLPOF, Part Three, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Aug. p.45
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Looney Tunes, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., March p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Naked in Ohio, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Jan. p.43
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Salty Dog, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.49
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Mighty Pen, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Feb. p.45
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Troll Booth, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Sept. p.49

Immigration Law

  • Cover: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Explained, by Genevieve K. Maciel, Aug. p.20
  • Cover: T Visas Are Available for Survivors of Domestic Servitude, by Diego Menendez-Estrada, Aug. p.24
  • Cover: Who Is Authorized to Work in the United States?, by Monica E. Lukoschek, Aug. p.18

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

  • Should There Be a National Right of Publicity Law?, by Peter R. Afrasiabi, Nov. p.38
  • The Ninth Circuit’s Copyright Crisis of 2020, by Peter R. Afrasiabi and Sammy Afrasiabi, July p.30

Insurance Law

  • Surety Liability for False Claims: Avoiding Liability When Forced to Perform, by Sean R. Dowsing and Tony Nepomuceno, March p.40

Labor & Employment Law

  • Expense Reimbursement Guidelines in California Have Acquired an Infection, by Todd R. Wulffson and Corey J. Cabral, Aug. p.34

Law School Education

  • Dean’s Corner: Returning to In-Person Learning: Lessons Learned During the Pandemic, by Allen K. Easley, Aug. p.42
  • Dean’s Corner: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities, by Matthew J. Parlow, March p.47
  • Dean’s Corner: UCI’s Public Service Mission in Action, by L. Song Richardson, Feb. p.42
  • Maintaining Connections Within Law School Communities in 2021, by Dean Matthew Parlow, Interim Dean Bryant Garth, and Dean Allen K. Easley, Dec. p.26

Military and Veterans Affairs

  • VLI and the VA Step Up Support to Secure Veterans Benefits Throughout Covid, by Antoinette N. Balta, Nov. p.30
  • Women in the Military . . . Second Class Citizens?, by the Honorable Eileen C. Moore, March p.24


  • 2020 Census Reveals Massive Growth in Hispanic/Latino Populations, and They Need Legal Representation, by Hugo E. Gomez and Nic E. Ascensio, Dec. p.34
  • Bad Neighbors and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, by Lawrence A. Strid, Jan. p.36
  • California Supreme Court: A Year in Review, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Lauren S. Jacobs, Oct. p.36
  • Good Riddance 2020: New Laws for 2021, by James S. Azadian, March p.42
  • Hiring a Caregiver: A Complete Guide, by Gerald D. Bloch, Dec. p.37
  • Index of Articles in 2020, Feb. p.38
  • The Limits of Your Limits: Drafting and Enforcing Limits of Liability for Architects and Engineers, by Sean R. Dowsing and Roya H. Fohrer, Dec. p.30
  • Year in Review: Notable Civil Cases From the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Lauren Jacobs, Jan. p.26

OCBA Awards, Profiles, Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Mentoring, Goals, Outreach, Pro Bono, Committees, Etc.

  • A Judge for All Seasons: U.S. District Judge John Holcomb, by Mary-Christine Sungaila, Sept. p.28
  • A Pro Bono Success Story Forty Years in the Making, by Kenneth W. Babcock, Sept. p.33
  • Community Legal Aid SoCal Volunteer Does Good in the World With Pro Bono Work, by Kate A. Marr, Oct. p.34
  • Cover: A Major Expansion by the State Bar: A New Paraprofessional License Would Allow Nonlawyers to Practice Law and Co-Own Law Firms, by Nikki Presley Miliband and Mary-Christine Sungaila, Dec. p.18
  • Cover: A Note About Collateral Criminal Proceedings, by Alan J. Crivaro, Dec. p.25
  • Cover: Golf and Giving: Driving Forward in 2021, by Scott B. Garner, Feb. p.18
  • Cover: How the State Bar’s Paraprofessional Program May Impact the Practice of Family Law, by Steven G. Hittelman, Dec. p.22
  • Cover: It’s Time for Beds, by the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford, Ret., March p.20
  • Cover: Larisa M. Dinsmoor: OCBA’s Superhero: Wanderlust Attorney and Public Defender, by Nikki Presley Miliband, Jan. p.18
  • Cover: Out-Thinking and Out-Persuading With Character: The OCBA’s 2021 Harmon G. Scoville Award Winner: John B. Sganga, by Ed A. Schlatter and Deirdre M. Kelly, Nov. p.20
  • Cover: Raise Your Glass 2021: “Summer Wine” in October, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Oct. p.20
  • Cover: The OCBA’s 2022 Secretarial Candidates: Shirin Forootan and Mei Tsang, Sept. p.20
  • Cover: Who’s Who in the OCBA, Apr. p.20
  • Cover: Who’s Who in the OCBA: The Affiliate Bars, June p.18
  • Four Outstanding Jurists Retire: Justice Was Served, by Robert F. Kohler and Colin W. Fraser, June p.36
  • From a Surfboard and $28 to Superior Court Judge: A Profile of Judge Robert Gerard, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Apr. p.28
  • Peek at Pro Bono: Advocating for Veterans, by Jeff Roberts, Nov. p.47
  • Peek at Pro Bono: Helping Victims of Relationship Violence Navigate the Legal System, by Joseph L. Roth, Oct. p.46
  • Peek at Pro Bono: Heroes Helping Heroes: How One Veteran Helped Another Claim His Purple Heart, by Antoinette N. Balta, May p.46
  • President’s Page: A Legacy of Leadership, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Sept. p.14
  • President’s Page: Connection, Community, and Unity, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Jan. p.14
  • President’s Page: Connection, Community, and Unity, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Dec. p.14
  • President’s Page: Honoring Our Veterans, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Nov. p.14
  • President’s Page: OCBA 2021: Half-Time Report, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, July p.14
  • President’s Page: Orange County Jewish Bar Association: Celebration and Reflection, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Apr. p.14
  • President’s Page: Pro Bono Month and the OCBA’s Mission to Assist the Community, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Oct. p.14
  • President’s Page: Promoting Access to Justice in the COVID-19 Aftermath, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Aug. p.14
  • President’s Page: Taking Pride in the Orange County Lavender Bar Association, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, June p.14
  • President’s Page: The Hispanic Bar Association: Culture, Good Causes, and Community, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, May p.14
  • President’s Page: TMBA, Black History Month, and a Legal Legend, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Feb. p.14
  • President’s Page: Women’s History Month, OCWLA, and Inspiration, by Larisa M. Dinsmoor, March p.14
  • Spotlight on the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee: Legislative Fixes to California Law in 2020, by Kelly A. Ernby, Jan. p.34
  • Spotlight on the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee: “There Ought to Be a Law!”, by Suzanne V. Chamberlain, Dec. p.40
  • Spotlight on the OCBA’s Pro Bono Committee, by Lee K. Fink and Jared H. De Jong, Oct. p.32
  • Spotlight: The Evolution of the OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, by Mei Tsang, Nov. p.36
  • The Honorable Jeremy D. Dolnick: Driven by a Passion to Help Others, by Anna M. Chinowth, July p.26
  • The Judge’s Kids, by Justice Eileen C. Moore, Apr. p.41
  • The New Orange County Collaborative Courts Supervising Judge: the Honorable Thomas A. Delaney, by Nikki Presley Miliband, Oct. p.24

Photos (by Date)

  • Jan.: OCBA Community Outreach Committee Pack a To-Go Lunch Bag 2020 Event, p.55
  • Feb.: OCBA Mommy Esq. Committee Virtual Holiday Tea Party; OCBA Criminal Law Section & COVID-19 Task Force Webinar; OCBA Family Law Section Webinar, p.55
  • March: OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting, p.59
  • Apr.: OCBA Charitable Fund Grant Presentation, p.55
  • May: OCBA Volunteers Packed To-Go Lunch Bags; OCBA Criminal Law Section Presents Milton C. Grimes: A Lifetime of Fighting Against Injustice, p.59
  • June: OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Anti-Hate Community Presentation; The Judges Series: How Judges Think, p.55
  • July: Western State College of Law Swearing-In Ceremony; Stark Differences: A Conversation With UCI Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran on the Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites in America, p.59
  • Aug.: OCBA Appellate Law Section Meeting; OCBA Young Lawyers Division: Take a Hike; OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee Lunch at the Park, p.55
  • Sept.: OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble, pp.58-59
  • Oct.: Dale E. Fowler School of Law Graduation Ceremony Class of 2021; OCAABA 27th Annual Installation Dinner; OCHBA Annual Judge’s BBQ Honoring Judge Julie A. Palafox, pp. 58-59
  • Nov.: OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception, OCBA MFA Advanced Arbitrator Training, OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting, p.44-45; OCBA and FBA-OC Reception Honoring Judge Andrew Guilford, Ret., CRF-OC Annual Benefit, p.58-59
  • Dec.: OCKABA Annual Installation Dinner, FBA/OC Annual Judges’ Night, p.43; OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit, OCBA Appellate Law Section David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence Presentation, pp.58-59

Practicing During a Pandemic

  • Cover: A Go Map for Civil Jury and Court Trials in 2021, by the Honorable Deborah C. Servino, May p.25
  • Cover: COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Treatment: Statutes, Regulations, and Waivers, by Robert L. Stein and Laura G. Lopez, May p.36
  • Cover: COVID-19 Vaccines: What an Employer Needs to Know About Mandates and Workplace Laws, by Melissa A. Petrofsky, May p.32
  • Cover: Options for Protecting Businesses From Aggressive Anti-Mask Trespassing, by Matthew K. Wegner and Alexander W. Avery, May p.28
  • Cover: Virtual Technology Solutions Transcend the Brick and Mortar Courthouse, by Alan J. Crivaro, May p.20
  • Enduring COVID-19: How Attorneys Can Assist Small Businesses to Stay Open and Thrive During a Global Pandemic, by Melissa A. Petrofsky, Jan. p.22
  • Proper Netiquette, by James S. Azadian and Maxx Sharp, June p.28

Practice of Law, Procedures, and Related Issues

  • A Quiver’s Lost Arrow: Motions to Quash Are No Substitute for Demurrers in Unlawful Detainer Litigation, by the Honorable Kimberly A. Knill, Aug. p.28
  • Advising Clients About the Duty to Preserve Evidence Under Federal and State Law, by Samantha E. Dorey and Grant N. Hutchins, July p.40
  • Being Mindful of Civility: Tips for New Practitioners, by Lisa A. Wegner, Sept. p.42
  • Science and Judicial Decision-Making, by the Honorable Nathan R. Scott, Sept. p.22
  • Tech Tip: Tips for Identifying and Stopping a Ransomware Attack, by Brad Paubel, Dec. p.46
  • Top Five Appellate Hacks for Trial Lawyers: How to Avoid Losing Your Appeal Before It Starts, by James S. Azadian and Cory L. Webster, Nov. p.32

Privacy Law

  • The California Privacy Rights Act: Understanding California’s Latest Voter-Approved Consumer Data Privacy Law and Its Impact on the CCPA, by Paul M. Rosen, Kristin J. Madigan, and Christy A. Markos, March p.29

Trusts & Estates

  • My Loved One Died, Now What? A Checklist for the Personal Representative, by Sheila-Marie Finkelstein, Aug. p.30

This and a decade of Indexes are available on the OCBA website. Go to www.ocbar.org, select “News and Publications,” then “OC Lawyer Magazine.” Indexes can be found under OC Lawyer “Article Index.”